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#1. I've always been DJing; it's just I'm making more of a push for it, making it more public. - Author: Idris Elba
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#2. If I was gonna go to jail, I don't want to go to jail for stealing a bottle of water. I'll steal that $20 million. At least then it was worth it. - Author: Idris Elba
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#3. It could be Grammy night, Oscar night, whatever - I don't feel the pressure to be there. - Author: Idris Elba
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#4. As an actor, you're trained to do the right thing, be politically correct, say your lines, say the right thing about the people you're working with. - Author: Idris Elba
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#5. A lot of people in the art world hate to use the word Photoshop like it's cheating or easy or something. I say bollocks to that. For me, it's my tool, my paintbrush if you like, and lets me create my own visual language. - Author: Idris Khan
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#6. Clary grinned at Luke. "So you're not moving to Idris, I take it?"
"Nah," he said. He looked as happy as she'd ever seen him. "The pizza here is terrible. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#7. I'm not a popular actor. I don't necessarily want to be famous. I want to be known for great work. I want to be known to surprise audiences. - Author: Idris Elba
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#8. Hopefully, I can put the pictures they take of me up on my Facebook. - Author: Jamal Idris
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#9. The photograph is a tool used to take you back to a certain point in one's life, to remember a face or a place you once stood. I feel there is always something quite melancholic about a photograph. - Author: Idris Khan
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#10. I would never be fearful of any character. - Author: Idris Elba
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#11. Recently, I can't seem to take a straight photograph without thinking that what I am photographing won't be the final image - like the world in front of me is not good enough or something. - Author: Idris Khan
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#12. Working at BBC, at the head of one of the top dramas, is a tradition for great actors. - Author: Idris Elba
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#13. I knew that if I wanted to be all I could be, I would have to go to the U.S. It took three years to get the accent right. - Author: Idris Elba
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#14. Must have been quite the culture shock, going there."
"Yes it was." Idris doesn't say that the real culture shock has been in coming back. - Author: Khaled Hosseini
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#15. The adrenaline feeling of jumping out of cliffs and bikes and all of that is very specific to the film. In 'Pac Rim' I'm not doing that so much. There isn't that touch stonework for me in it, but there is a lot of action. - Author: Idris Elba
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#16. I find that a lot of actors who are good and open to challenges have lived a full life. When you walk into an audition, you have more to say for yourself because you come from the real world. It's more enticing for directors, I think. - Author: Idris Elba
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#17. What I like about their films is that you actually feel the momentum of whatever they're shooting. So, if someone's falling out a window, it gives the opportunity to show what that might feel like. - Author: Idris Elba
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#18. Waking up in TRUTH is so much better than living in a lie. - Author: Idris Elba
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#19. I always wanted to make an abstract photograph. I would photograph walls, sports interiors, marks on the walls people made. Even looking back it makes so much sense. It's like it was a fight against the photograph. - Author: Idris Khan
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#20. I'm not interested in making all-black films - I come from a very diverse culture; I want to work with every type of person. I work a lot with women executives because they seem to be a lot more open minded about that and a lot more progressive in that way. - Author: Idris Elba
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#21. You watch yourself age and it's hard to feel like a sex symbol. - Author: Idris Elba
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#22. Television has shied away from being too dark, because so much has happened to us recently here in the West, and people are sort of wanting to see more uplifting sorts of things. - Author: Idris Elba
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#23. In her smile, Idris sees how little of the world he has known, even at thirty-five years of age, its savageness, its cruelty, its boundless brutality. - Author: Khaled Hosseini
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#24. My definition of bad-ass is that I'm a force of nature and true spirit. I'm self-admitting that, and it sounds vain to say that, but I am. - Author: Idris Elba
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#25. We work through this together, remember? No shutting me out. No epic sulks."
"I was figuring I could sulk for Idris in the next Olympics," Jace said ...
"You and Alec could go for pair sulking," said Clary with a smile. "You'd get the gold. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#26. I come from an era, in my world, where you just had to define yourself as who you are and what you do. I happen to be an actor. I happen to be someone that loves to act, that also likes music, that also likes to speak, and that also has an opinion. - Author: Idris Elba
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#27. You know, when I first met
you, in Idris, I had hopes - I had thought you would be like me. And when you were
nothing like me, I hated you. And then, when I was brought back, and Jace told me what
you did, I realized that I had been wrong. You are like me. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#28. I was always a real athletic kid. Then when I got older, I just figured it was part of life to keep training. - Author: Idris Elba
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#29. What really excites me in a project is when it goes in a way you haven't been before. - Author: Idris Elba
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#30. If I have to tie you up and sit on you until this insane whim of yours passes, you are not going to Idris. (Jace Wayland) - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#31. It's weird because my parents don't really understand my business. I get fan mail all day long, but if a piece happens to get to their house, they're like, 'Oh, my God, you've got a fan! You have to write them back. You have to do it!' - Author: Idris Elba
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#32. When I was a kid, I thought it was tough. - Author: Idris Elba
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#33. You're not going," he said as soon as she'd finished. "If I have to tie you up and sit on you until this insane whim of yours passes, you are not going to Idris." - Jace - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#34. The less I talk about being black, the better. - Author: Idris Elba
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#35. I love working. I'm a workaholic and I'm really privileged for some of the jobs I get offered and so I just want to keep going. - Author: Idris Elba
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#36. It's actually quite criminal how 'The Wire' was systematically ignored. - Author: Idris Elba
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#37. The one album I can't live without is called 'Cumbolo' by a band called Culture. Every song on their album is deep, but there's one in particular called 'This Train.' I have a tattoo of the lyrics on my left arm. - Author: Idris Elba
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#38. I was on a well-beaten path of actors - what we all call 'the Law and Order route'. I spent two years of auditioning for everything ... and then 'The Wire' came up. - Author: Idris Elba
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#39. Television, for me, is a medium that I'm probably always going to be attached to, one way or another. - Author: Idris Elba
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#40. Now there are certain things you have to prepare - like dialect and special skills. But in the moment, interaction between two characters on the page doesn't need - for me, I don't need to prepare that. - Author: Idris Elba
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#41. There's the argument that you can relate to someone who's completely unrelatable. In the way that a director shows you his imagination on a film, then I get to show you my imagination in a big dumb character. - Author: Idris Elba
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#42. People watch three or four episodes at a time of their shows. - Author: Idris Elba
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#43. Biting's excellent. It's like kissing - only there is a winner. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#44. The only thing I change mainly is my sneakers. I love sneakers. But everything's sort of black or jeans. Jeans, always. - Author: Idris Elba
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#45. It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that's a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing? - Author: Idris Elba
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#46. Life is a constant process of change with which views and values must keep up. - Author: Yusuf Idris
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#47. I've never had to explain 'Prometheus' to people, ever. Most people get it. - Author: Idris Elba
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#48. I did a rendition of 'Billie Jean' which is on my Soundcloud. I put it on Twitter, and it got about 3000 hits that day. - Author: Idris Elba
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#49. The audience loves it when you pay attention to details. - Author: Idris Elba
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#50. If you go to Africa and you're white, you're probably not going to get that much work either. But the fact is that there is a longer history of black integration in the U.S. I don't have any resentment about this: I did the maths, calculated it against my ambition and decided to leave England. - Author: Idris Elba
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#51. Because I was big, I didn't have to listen to anyone doubting me. I was just considered good at football or whatever, there were no questions about it. - Author: Idris Elba
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#52. Whether it's music or acting, that creativity all comes from the same source. - Author: Idris Elba
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#53. It is hard to avoid the aspect of time when producing what ones sees as a photograph ... my images [are] something that is not a frozen moment, but an image made up of many moments and that is created over time rather than taken. - Author: Idris Khan
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#54. I did green screen for the first time! I wouldn't like to do a whole movie of green screen, though. You kind of forget the plot a little - like being in a Broadway play and doing it over and over and forgetting your line halfway through. - Author: Idris Elba
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#55. What kind of role do you play after someone like Stringer, you know what I mean? You play another gangster. What's the point of that? I've played the gangster. I try to keep it really varied; it just makes for more of a fun and interesting career. - Author: Idris Elba
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#56. I'm an ambitious person. I never consider myself in competition with anyone, and I'm not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, it's just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I'm still on it and I won't stand still. - Author: Idris Elba
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#57. I love bikes. I used to own one, but I fell off it when I was younger and that was the end of my bike riding days until now. - Author: Idris Elba
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#58. I'm never shaken or stirred. - Author: Idris Elba
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#59. Every leading lady I work with, I'll see if I can get a song out of them and put it on an album. - Author: Idris Elba
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#60. I tend to stay away from the comics. - Author: Idris Elba
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#61. I want to go to Sierra Leone with something - whether it's some sort of contribution to healthcare, or to the entertainment industry. My cousin is a nurse; we are talking about opening a clinic. - Author: Idris Elba
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#62. The real tragedy is that we're all human beings, and human beings have a sense of dignity. Any domination by one human over another leads to a loss of some part of his dignity. Is one's dignity that big it can be crumbled away like that? - Author: Yusuf Idris
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#63. Yeah, I know, any time you hear an actor say, 'I do music', you cringe. But I want to be gradual with my music. I want to earn my stripes. - Author: Idris Elba
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#64. Idris: Are all people like this?
The Doctor: Like what?
Idris: So much bigger on the inside. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#65. Go forth and light the lights of war - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#66. There's a fast-track if you can do the networking. For some personalities it works, but for mine it doesn't. - Author: Idris Elba
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#67. I don't have a place that I call home at the moment because there's no point. I mean, I'm a traveling circus for a while. It's weird. Like, if I wanted to go home, there's nowhere to go. I just go to a hotel. But I've kind of gotten used to it. - Author: Idris Elba
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#68. Go to Idris. You're safer there, but don't be trusting, and don't let your guard down. I need you to live. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#69. I love to play different roles. That's just the kind of actor I am. - Author: Idris Elba
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#70. I have one of these bodies. When I was younger, I could never put weight on, and now that I'm a little older, there's a natural sort of chubbiness coming. But honestly, if I work out for a week, it drops off in no time. - Author: Idris Elba
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#71. People expect me to be that guy. But I'm more east London boy than east Baltimore. - Author: Idris Elba
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#72. Are there differences between black actors' opportunities and white actors' opportunities? Yes, there are. It's been said. - Author: Idris Elba
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#73. I still sing on bits and pieces. Singing's something that I love to do, but it's not something that I pursue as a career. - Author: Idris Elba
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#74. I think there's a tendency for actors like myself, and I don't mean to generalize myself, but I've played 'men's men,' if you will, characters that are simmering rage and calculated. There's a trend not to play anything that is opposed to that. - Author: Idris Elba
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#75. When you come from an under-privileged background, oftentimes, you feel a little overwhelmed by your education or your lack of. - Author: Idris Elba
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#76. Not obsessed with particularly Nike, but sneakers in general. I love them. - Author: Idris Elba
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#77. I'm not a political artist in any way, but if an idea takes me somewhere or something is emotionally impactful, I find a way to make a painting that encapsulates it. - Author: Idris Khan
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#78. As much as it's nice to step into that massive world of Hollywood and be a big, famous actor, I prefer the career of actors that have really chosen smartly and done really amazing performances. Maybe they're not as known, but their careers are a bit more interesting. - Author: Idris Elba
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#79. I'll always be attached to telly in one way or another, whether it's a character or producer or director, I just love the medium. - Author: Idris Elba
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#80. Idris Elba is a grand actor. He's very larger than life; he's bigger than life. - Author: Nicolas Cage
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#81. Idris is fine. Great, even. But this is where we live. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#82. In 'Pacific Rim' I had to have a haircut I wouldn't usually rock. However, the moustache I had in the film - that might have to come out again. It was a good moustache. Good times. - Author: Idris Elba
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#83. On the top of Cadair Idris,
I felt how happy a man might be
with a little money and a sane intellect,
and reflected with astonishment and pity
on the madness of the multitude. - Author: Thomas Love Peacock
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#84. Twenty or 30 years from now, I'm going to be on a beach in Jamaica. - Author: Idris Elba
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#85. Emma looked across the room and met Clary's green gaze with her own. She thought of Clary kneeling in front of her in Idris, holding her hands, complimenting Cortana. She thought of how the kindnesses that were shown to children were things they never forgot. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#86. Every single film I've done, it's about the character. - Author: Idris Elba
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#87. I get criticized for taking roles in films like 'Ghost Rider 2', but if you look at my resume, dude, I've mixed it up as much as I can. - Author: Idris Elba
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#88. I was cast in 'Thor' and I'm cast as a Nordic god. If you know anything about the Nords, they don't look like me but there you go. I think that's a sign of the times for the future. I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that, and I think that's good. - Author: Idris Elba
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#89. I watch my daughter wanting to be like other kids and getting upset that she's not. But I always try and instill in her the idea that she's perfect as she is. - Author: Idris Elba
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#90. Nobody likes a celebrity DJ for the sake of style, so I don't do that - I try to be good at what I do. It's all about resetting, it's my escape. It is work, it's a job, but I just love doing it. - Author: Idris Elba
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#91. The ordinary, utterly mundane reason behind the massacre makes it somehow more terrible, and far more depressing. The word 'senseless' springs to mind, and Idris thwarts it. It's what people always say. A senseless act of violence. A senseless murder. As if you could commit sensible murder. - Author: Khaled Hosseini
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#92. I don't have a life of my own. I've put myself and my life at the service of the people. If necessity dictates I run, I run.. go to jail, I go to jail.. die, I die.My private aspirations are exactly the general aspirations of the people. - Author: Yusuf Idris
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#93. I was really ambitious, so I was innovative. I was one of the first DJs to do live calls, 'cause I found this phone device that would pick up other people's voices. - Author: Idris Elba
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#94. I don't get recognised that much yet in London, but when I do I get a real sense of achievement. - Author: Idris Elba
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#95. I think 'The Wire' really is relatable. It reflects an ongoing issue across America, about inaccuracies in major cities between rich and the poor and some of the things that go on behind the red tape of council and government bodies. - Author: Idris Elba
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#96. I was in The Wire for three years, and I left at the highlight of that. - Author: Idris Elba
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#97. Bond? It is a bit like saying, 'Do you want to play Superman?' Anyone would dream of it. It's one of the most coveted roles in film. I'd be honoured. But I don't know if it will actually happen. I'm just happy with the idea of being associated with it. It's nice there's a lot of good will. - Author: Idris Elba
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#98. You know, film is the ultimate goal in an actor's career. I mean, I still love TV. I have my feet firmly stamped in it. But my opportunities have been bigger and better. - Author: Idris Elba
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#99. I'm tactile, very tactile. A woman who has really nice, looked-after skin is such a turn-on for me. It's always sexy. - Author: Idris Elba
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#100. I try to fit in workouts whenever I can. - Author: Idris Elba
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